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Biodesign by Paul Yock, Josh Makower, Stefanos Zenios

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2.3 Stakeholder Analysis

Introduction
A clinical need often begins with a patient, his/her symptoms, and the underlying medical problem. But that is just the tip of the iceberg. Think about the physician and the nurses involved in the patient’s care. Also, somewhere in the back office, there is a facility manager crunching numbers to decide whether or not to invest in the necessary equipment and infrastructure to support the patient’s treatment. And then, perhaps a thousand miles away, is an insurance company administrator, who decides whether or not to pay for the care that has been delivered. All of these are stakeholders –; individuals and groups who are touched by the need and have a stake in how it is ultimately addressed.
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